[Ffmpeg-devel] enabling WMV3 decoder

Corey Hickey bugfood-ml
Wed Aug 2 22:41:33 CEST 2006

Aurelien Jacobs wrote:
> On Wed, 2 Aug 2006 18:23:20 +0200
> Diego Biurrun <diego at biurrun.de> wrote:
>> Mike is enabling the WMV3 decoder for xine and reports that it is
>> working great for his private samples collection.  So even though some
>> of the samples in the official samples collection still cause problems
>> it may be time enable WMV3 decoding within FFmpeg.
>> I vote for enabling.  Kostya, what do you think?
> Agree. It is already very useful and should be enabled.
> Still, I have a sample which shows small artifact. It seems that sharp
> regions gets a little bit blured. This is almost not visible until the
> next I frame appears. At this point the discontinuity is clearly visible.
> The sample is called Amazon_720.wmv and the artifact is very visible
> in the scene starting at 00:01:00. I can upload this 80MB sample to
> mphq if it's not too big (?) or make it available on line to you
> privately if needed.

I bet that's one of the files from Microsoft. It's available here:


Just unzip the exe file; I guess someone at Microsoft thought a 0.018% 
reduction in file size is worthwhile.


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